Slack's New Mobile 'Dark Mode' is Available for Beta Users

Slack brings dark mode to its Android and iOS apps in the latest update

With OLED displays becoming more popular, Dark Mode helps in saving battery on these smartphones.

Great news if you are using Slack because the workplace collaboration app is now testing out dark mode.

Slack introduced a dark mode in the beta for Android and iOS over the weekend (Windows and macOS users are still out of luck).

No wonder every company is eager to see it being sensible to people's concerns and is offering the same as part of the latest updates for several apps. For me, it took around 10 minutes for a new version of Slack to show up in the Play Store.

To enjoy a darker look to Slack, you need to be part of the beta program, and there is nothing from stopping you from signing up right now and reaping the ocular - or just aesthetic - benefits of the new dark mode. Then you'll see a dark mode option under the "General" tab of your settings menu. From there you can toggle the feature off and on. The app will restart to apply it.


Open the Slack app on your phone. You will also notice that for dark mode the app uses the dark grey color as opposed to being black. That said, there still is a way to get something similar if not the dark mode itself.

The feature, which recently launched in beta, is now available to everyone.

Facebook Messenger just started testing out a dark mode for its mobiles app. A lot of other apps have made dark mode easy to access especially lately with dark mode becoming a highly-requested feature.

Instead of dark black color Slack made a decision to use a dark grey color for the app's dark mode update. More developers are embracing dark mode all the time as well: It's even rumoured to be on the way for WhatsApp.

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